Completions and Refurbishments: Duncan Aviation takes on Falcon 7X cabin completions

 - June 9, 2008, 9:18 AM

Midwest independent cabin completion and refurbishment specialist Duncan Aviation has signed a long-term agreement to do Falcon 7X green completion work under contract to French manufacturer Dassault Aviation. According to a spokesman for Duncan, the first 7X arrived May 2 at its Lincoln, Neb. facility and is due to emerge as a finished airplane in the first quarter of next year. Once up to full speed within the next two or three years, Duncan expects to finish as many as six airplanes a year. While some other early Falcon 7Xs for fractional ownership provider NetJets Europe will be completed at the Dassault Aviation plant in Bordeaux, France, the great majority of 7X cabin interiors will continue to be built and installed at the company’s completion center in Little Rock, Ark. The contract with Duncan, said a spokesman at Dassault Falcon Jet headquarters at Little Ferry, N.J., “is part of our effort to reach 40 Falcon 7X deliveries
a year by 2010.”